The Independent Advisory Panel published their fourth statistical report into deaths in custody – covering the period 2000-2013. There were 523 recorded deaths in custody in 2013.
Month: May 2015
Nearly eight years ago, the judge presiding over the inquest into the restraint death of 15-year-old Gareth Myatt in Rainsbrook secure training centre in 2004 wrote to the then justice secretary, Jack Straw.
Sentencing to death those who commit heinous crimes satisfies a sense of moral proportionality. This is, however, purchased with disproportionate social costs, as Nebraska seems to be concluding.
A former Harrow pupil found dead on a German motorway did not commit suicide despite police in the country insisting he killed himself, a coroner has ruled. Coroner Andrew Walker “totally rejected” suicide as a cause of death.
On 9th July 2015 we will be screening ‘Concerning Violence’ narrated by Ms Lauryn Hill, The film is both an archive-driven documentary covering the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World.
On 4th June 2015 we will be screening the new documentary film from Standoff Films, ‘Working Illegally’ which looks behind politicians’ rhetoric, the closed walls and barbed wire of UK border enforcement.
A mental health trust and the Met Police have been accused of trying to cover up alleged racism towards patients during a night when 48 officers were deployed to deal with disturbances in a ward of vulnerable adults.
Home secretary Theresa May has expressed solidarity with those who have lost family members as a result of deaths in custody). In a revealing letter she echoed the sentiments of families who feel let down by the IPCC.